NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Metro officer was decommissioned following a physical altercation with a fellow officer at the North Precinct Friday morning.
Lt. Wayne Skinner faces criminal assault and administrative investigations as a result of the incident.
According to police, Lt. Skinner and Sgt. David Humes were sitting in chairs having a heated argument about Second Amendment rights, which protect a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.
During the argument, police told News 2 Lt. Skinner allegedly kicked Sgt. Humes in the chest and groin area.
Humes was taken by another sergeant to Nashville General Hospital where he was checked out and released.
Skinner is now under both a criminal assault and an administrative investigation. He was placed on administrative assignment away from the North Precinct.
Humes is not facing any criminal charges or discipline at this time.
He joined the police department in Nov. 1996.
Lt. Skinner joined the police force in Feb. 2002.